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The Journey

There are days when I’m tempted to think: “Look how far I’ve come!” But then I stop myself because I realize, man, I’m more of a mess now than I was two years ago – I need Jesus now more than I ever did! And not because I’m ‘sinning’ more (though I very well might be… I don’t exactly have a measuring stick for this). No, we’ve been conditioned to think that change is simply the act of crossing off sins. I don’t do this or that anymore, so I’m good… NOT. We’ve come to believe that God’s primary focus is to get us to stop sinning. Really God’s primary focus is to change our hearts – and man, is mine a wreck! The Bible says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – whatever is in your heart directs your words. And Paul tells us that our…

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When People Don’t Give Back

I have a really big heart for helping people and giving. And it can be hard sometimes because people don’t always reciprocate the help/care you give- Like, a good nine times out of ten they don’t- And the human response to kindness and love and care not being reciprocated is to shut it off. We begin to feel used and decide we’re better off not being so kind and caring only for ourselves and our needs because no one else will look out for us in similar fashion. But anytime I face a situation where I have the desire to help someone that is wrought with a fear of feeling/being used or ‘shortchanged’ again, I just remember that giving is WHO I AM. It’s who God created me to be. It was no mistake that while all my siblings got Bible names, I was named Eudora Leonore- ‘Gift of Light’….

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